Katie Symonds won first place overall at the 30th Annual Garden City Invitational in Sydney, B.C.
“Katie was first on floor, beam, and bars and second on vault in Open Level 4, a fantastic result for her last competition with Chimo Gymnastics,” a Chimo spokesperson said.
Open Level 3 Kaitlin Hillard was second on beam for a seventh place overall finish. Novice Level 3 Sawyer Sturam tied for sixth overall with a second place floor routine. Ally Olson rounded out the top 10. Kaylee Guignard also competed in this level.
In Provincial Open Level 2, Chimo’s Toni Smith took fourth place overall and Caitlin Tatham was seventh on both vault and bars. Level 2 Tyro Sophia Mossie was first on beam and finished third overall. Maiah Tanner achieved a strong ninth place in this very competitive category.
Sabine Carruthers-Rankin was first on beam and floor for a second place overall finish. Lauren Carr was first on vault and was awarded the Most Dynamic Vault award and a third place overall finish while fellow Novice Level 2 competitors Isabella Pelletier and Josee Jalbert were neck in neck with a fantastic second place beam finish for Isabella and eighth overall and third place for Josee on bars for ninth place overall.
Tyro 1’s Claire Knowles and Kira Magor were 13th and 16th respectively and Argo 1 Maren Carter was sixth on vault. “Overall a terrific meet seeing Chimo athletes cheering each other on to many top 10 and podium finishes,” the club spokesperson said.